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How to Approach Personal Introduction for PTE Academic

Amit Verma Jun 29, 2019
Before your actual exam would start, you will be given a time of 25 seconds to prepare and a time limit of 30 seconds to 'speak' your introduction.

The Personal Introduction Task

The personal introduction task is presented to you at the very beginning of the exam. You have 25 seconds to prepare your response. The response time is 30 seconds. You can only record your answer once through the microphone.

Not Scored

This task is not scored. That shouldn't stop you from doing the best in the task. Why? Because it is sent to universities and other institutions with the PTE scorecard. It's a golden chance to make a good impression on universities.

What to Say

Your personal introduction may include:
  • Place of work/study
  • Name of your city and country
  • Your name
  • Your age
  • Your profession
  • Purpose of attempting PTE Academic (immigration or higher education)
  • Your hobbies or interests


My name’s __. I’m __ years old, I’m from __ and I work/go to school/college at __. I plan to study/ work  __ in college/company because it’s an area I would like to work in. I want to study in (country) for the same which is why I am taking this exam. My hobbies are ____, ____, ___.


My name’s Raj Kishore. I’m eighteen years old, I’m from Delhi, India and I’m in my final year of high school. I plan to study computer science in college because it’s an area I would like to work in after I graduate. I want to study in Australia for the same which is why I am taking this exam. My hobbies are reading, swimming, and cooking.